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US body commends Conrad Murray prosecutors

By | Published on Wednesday 18 January 2012

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An American organisation which goes by the name of the Center For Lawful Access And Abuse Deterrence has commended the prosecutors in last year’s high profile Conrad Murray manslaughter trial for successfully convicting the doctor for negligently administering prescription drugs to Michael Jackson, resulting in the late king of pop’s death.

The organisation says that Deputy District Attorneys David Walgren and Deborah Brazil successfully grappled with complex issues to ensure a conviction which, the Center adds, it hopes will encourage other prosecutors to pursue what it calls Dr Feelgoods, medics who prescribe unnecessary and sometimes dangerous prescription drugs on demand to rich clients, sometimes resulting in the patients’ deaths.

Presenting the two prosecutors with ‘awards for excellence’, the Center said: “The successful prosecution of Dr Conrad Murray by Deputy District Attorneys David Walgren and Deborah Brazil was professional and impeccably presented to the jury. Their work serves as a guide to other deputy district attorneys as we in Los Angeles County prosecute ‘Dr Feelgoods’ whose indiscriminate dispensing of prescription drugs so often results in needless deaths”.

Meanwhile CLAAD spokesman Michael Barnes added: “[The LA District Attorney’s] office has set an example for other prosecutors across the country. Walgren and Brazil obviously did their homework. They handled complex medical and legal issues with extraordinary preparation and professionalism”.

As previously reported, Murray is currently serving four years in jail for causing the death of Michael Jackson by negligently administering the anaesthetic propofol as a cure for insomnia. He plans to appeal his conviction and sentence.